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Child Tax Credit Filing Period Closes Tuesday (Nov. 15)

November 14, 2022



Contact: Joe Dorman, CEO – Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy

Telephone: (405) 833-1117




OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) is reminding families who have yet to file for their expanded 2021 Child Tax Credit under the American Rescue Act are running out of time to file.

Joe Dorman, CEO of OICA, said families who are eligible for the Child Tax Credit (CTC) who have not been receiving monthly payments have until Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. PST (1:59 a.m, CST, Nov. 16) to file through to claim their money.

“A good number of families have filed to get their tax credit, but some have not,” Dorman said. “Every family who is eligible to receive the expanded tax credit should get it. This is a tax credit that has been credited with raising millions of families with children out of poverty and it is one of the most family-friendly policies ever passed by the federal government.”

Recent data from the U.S. Cen­sus Bureau reveal a major pub­lic pol­i­cy suc­cess. The nation’s child pover­ty rate dropped by half in 2021, from an esti­mat­ed 10% in 2020 to a his­toric low of 5%. This was pri­mar­i­ly thanks to the expand­ed child tax cred­it, accord­ing to the Sup­ple­men­tal Pover­ty Mea­sure.

Among the families who may be eligible but have not received their money are those who have yet to file their 2021 income taxes, he said. Also, those families who qualify for “non-filer status” can go to to claim their 2021 tax credit.

“If you claimed the CTC on your return and received your refund, you have most likely received the 2021 CTC,” Dorman related. “If that is the case, no further action is needed but it is appropriate for every family who thinks they might not have received their tax credit to go to GETCTC.ORG and check.”

Eligible families received a payment of up to $250 per child ages 6-17 and $300 per child under age 6. All working families are eligible to get the full credit if they make up to $150,000 for a couple or $112,500 for a family with a single parent (also called Head of Household).